Coconut Ice Cream/Gelato

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by misscrys79

I LOVE coconut ice cream and gelato and was so pleased to have had a friend give this recipe to me. Most of the time, I leave the sweetened flaked coconut out since I don't particularly care for the added texture, but that's just me. My friend who makes this all of the time uses a sweetened flaked coconut that is found in the freezer section of the supermarket and says that the taste is better. Experiment and enjoy! :)

Top Review by Linky

Super! I did toast the coconut and only used 1 cup total. It was sweet and rich and wonderful! Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine everything except the flaked coconut.
  2. Put in ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Add flakes 5 minutes before ice cream is ready, if desired.
  4. Note: This recipe could either be made up as ice cream or a gelato. If you use whole milk, you will get ice cream. If you exchange the heavy cream for whole milk (so the entire recipe uses 2 1/2 cups of milk), you have gelato. If you use a low-fat milk with the heavy cream, you get something in between.

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